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Getting Domains for Under $15 / Year

Part of your web hosting cost is domains and if you only have 1 it is not a big cost difference but if you need more than 1 domain such as for SEO reasons then here is a link for getting domains for $12.95/domain year:

Click on this link:  http://www.sozodomains.com/ for domain registrations starting at $12.95 per domain year for the most common domain extensions  (click on this link http://www.sozodomains.com/pricingfull.php for pricing of all domain extensions they sell).    You can sign up for an account on this SoZo Web domain system on this link: https://www.sozodomains.com/createacct.php

This SoZo Domain system notifies you via email, 60 days, 30 days and 7 days before your domain expiries.  You can easily renew the domain on a major credit card on your account or let it expire if you dont need it anymore.  You can also do domain transfers into your SoZo Domains account or domain transfers out of your account to other domain registrars.



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Database Logins and Security with MS SQL 2005 and 2008

You can set up a different login ids and passwords for each person that will be accessing a database on your system. Set the password with upper and lower characters and at least 1 number. Then in the customer database, add the login id with the same login id that that you added in the security section. Here is the steps the SQL Studio management tool (this tool you can download free from microsoft):

1) Add the new database

2) Click on the security folder at the bottom left of your menu, the folder that is NOT inside a database folder. Right click on the Security/Login folder and click on the NewLogin option. Add the new login id . After selecting the SQL Server Authentication radio box option and entering a unqiue password, usually you only need the enforce password policy check box checked. Point the default database to the new database you just added in step 1 and select the correct language. Click ok.

3) Open up the Security/Login folder INSIDE the new database you just added and right click on user folder and select the Add User menu option. Add the same user id in step 2. For the roles for a web access type client, normally you check all the check all the role check boxes EXCEPT these 3: db_backupoperator, and the 2 db_deny… check boxes. Click Ok and now you are done.

For more information click on this link:  http://www.sozohosting.com/knowledge/microsoft-sql-server-database-tips.cfm

 

PS.

Microsoft sql server 2005 management studio client tools (Express) can be downloaded for free from

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8961.

 

PSS.

Microsoft sql server 2008 management studio client tools (Express) can be downloaded for free from

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=22985.

You should read the prequisites on this link:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms365247.aspx

 



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Help On Email Alerts For Cacti

In order to set email alerts in Cacti you need to install the Cacti Plugin Architecture. This can be found at http://docs.cacti.net/manual:087:1_installation.9_pia#installing_plugins, this is a good document for instructions on how to install and add plugins. Once this is installed be sure to go under the Utilities section of Cacti and select User Management. Once in User Management you will need to select the users you would like to have the ability to set Thresholds. You would do this by selecting the user, go to the realm permissions tab, then put a check on the Thresholds you would like to allow the user to have access to. Next hit save and you are done.

Also I found a little gotcha on the installation that had me stuck for a few hours. When you are on the final stages of the installation of the plugin architecture make sure you have the settings plugin installed. This plugin should be set in the config.php as ($plugins[] = ’settings’; ) . Also you do not need to add other plugins to the config.php , just load them in the /cacti/plugins directory . Then once they are there go to the configuration section , plugin management and the plugin will appear.



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Database Back Ups With Maintenance Plans MS SQL 2005 and 2008

Using SQL Studio management tool you can set up a maintenance plan to back up all your databases nightly (or whatever schedule you want) onto another drive (preferable one on another server).

We recommend you select the option to do a FULL backup on ALL databases since you could add new databases later and this maintenance plan you set up will start backing up the new databases. Select the option to back up each database in a different folder. When you select the maintenance plan folder in the SQL Studio management tool, select the Maintenance Wizard to set up the automatic database back up plan and set a schedule on how often backups recur. The schedule will fire as long as you have SQL Server agent running. SQL Studio management tool will show you if SQL agent is running if you look on the menus on the lower left. If it is not running, then go to your control panel, then open up services for that server, and scroll down till you see SQL Server Agent. Right click on SQL Server Agent and set it to automatic and start it.

For more information click on this link: http://www.sozohosting.com/knowledge/microsoft-sql-server-database-tips.cfm

PS. Backing up databases is one thing but you should back up your web apps also which you would have a different process for. For critical apps make sure your back ups go off site.



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What are the benefits of Cloud Hosting?

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Writing SQL To Perform For Scalability

You should be using SQL Studio management tools such as a profiler and the query tool to analyze the Execution Plan Statistics of your SQL queries so start with the big queries first. If you are using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, run a query in the query window, then click on the “QUERY” menu at the top, and select the submenu “DISPAY ESTIMATED EXECUTION PLAN” option. This will bring up a new execution plan tab for you to look at all your SQL queries to make sure they perform. Look not only at the subtree costs but also for table scans. (Table scans are bad for performance). Correct the SQL with new table designs or new indexes and run the same steps above to optimze. Best to use the ACTUAL EXECUTION PLAN when you are finally done.

Here is a link to learn more on Execution Plans:  http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/performance/execution-plan-basics/

For more information click on this link: http://www.sozohosting.com/knowledge/microsoft-sql-server-database-tips.cfm



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What is a Wildcard SSL certificate?

Standard SSL Certificates are for 1 domain. Wildcard SSL certificates cover unlimited number of sub-domains. Some SSL vendors actually sell SSL Certificate for a specific number of subdomains. Break even for unlimited number of sub-somains is ususally in the 5-7 domain range which means if you need more than 5-7 subdomain SSL certificates, you are better to buy the wildcard SSL certificate.

Click on SSL Certificates for more information on how SSL certificates are priced for the time period you want them to cover on your web site.



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Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on your Windows Virtual Private Server

1) Ask SoZo to load the .iso file to your c: drive on your server as SQL Server 2008 will be an additional monthly charge

2) Go to Microsoft download center and download the free file called ISO Mount and save the file to your c: drive

3) Install the ISO Mount file and read the instructions to place the 1 file in the windows/system32 folder adding a desktop icon called ISO Mount

4) Start up this new ISO Mount program and click on the Add drive button and a row in the top window will appear starting with z: drive for mapping to a drive not used

5) Click on the Mount Drive button and select the location of the ISO file in step 1 and just click on the ok button for the pop up as no need to select the 3 check boxes

6) If you open windows explorer now you will see a z:drive (your mapping in step 4) and the files for the install on this drive

7) Start up the setup.exe file for the SQL Server 2008 R2 Install and run the upgrade advisor first to see what issues you will have in upgrading sql server 2000 and 2005 databases

8) Select a new install or a New Server standalone (if not upgrading) or the Upgrade option to upgrade existing older databases on your VPS server

9) Select the default instance or different instance if you have more than 1 instance on your server

10) If you are installing the reporting services select NT Authority/System for the account name and you don’t need to enter a password on that row. You can configure the reporting services later

11) Complete the install

12) You can add on to the install more features after you have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 if you did not install all the features the first time through

13) Click on the ISO Mount program, select the z: drive you added on step 4 above and click on the Remove Mount button



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What is an SSL certificate and what is the difference between http:// and https:// for web site addresses?

You should never enter credit card information, or passwords or any other very confidential information on web sites that only start with http:// . https:// at the start of a web site address means an ssl certificate is installed on the site scrambling all transmissions of data you enter in that web site screen. An ssl certificate scrambles the data you enter and then unscrambles it to process it. (In coding language it is called encryption and decryption.) When you login into your account on a web page and see the web site address at the top of your browser changes to https://.. then you are safe with your transactions as you should also see a lock icon show up on your browser.

SSL uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data, first a public key known to everyone and the second is the private key known only to the recipient. SSL an unique and effective way to achieve data/ecommerce security.

Internet trends have boomed in popularity and are creating more opportunities for both commercial and non-commercial sectors. Most people will not submit their private details on the web unless they know the transaction/information they provide would be secure. The best way to provide web security and gain more customers is by installing an SSL certificate to prove the legitimacy of your website.

Click on SSL Certificates for more information on how SSL certificates are priced for the time period you want them to cover on your web site.



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Should I install WordPress Free Blogging Software on Linux Or Windows Web Hosting?

When you go to http://wordpress.org/ to get your free Blogging software, you will find you can install the WordPress Free Blogging Software or either a Linux Web Hosting Plan  or a Windows Hosting Plan as long as both web hosting plans have a access to set up a new mySQL database that the WordPress Bloggging software uses.

We recommend using the Linux Web Hosting Plan since permalinks can be set up using this string:  /%postname% which is not support in a windows install. Using the /%postname% permalinks means you can enter full words in your URL for each post which is good for Search Engine Optimization reasons.

Click on Linux hosting for plans that start at $6.95/month that support this free WordPress blogging software.

 



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Where do I get MS SQL Server Management Studio Express to handle my MS SQL 2005 databases?

Microsoft sql server management studio client tools (Express) can be downloaded for free from

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8961.

After you have installed this tool on your computer you need 4 pieces of information to login to your database: 1) database IP it is running on, 2) your database name, 3) your database user id, and 4) your database password.



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I recently subscribed to the new exchange hosting plan (such as SoZo’s Exchange Hosting ) and when I go to outlook to the global address book I do not see anyone in my global address book from my company, I only see old entries.

Close microsoft outlook, do a search on your system for *.oab files, delete all of the found files. Then open outlook and select the down arrow next to send and receive, select the option to download address book.

 

 

I’m recently ran the setup program to connect to the exchange hosting server, this worked correctly but now I want to add some contacts I have to the new contacts folder, how do I do this? I’m using outlook 2007.

Righ click on contacts on the left pane and select import, then import your contacts.

 

 

I want to set up my windows mobile device to use outlook. How do I do this?

You will do this by using microsoft activesync. First install activesync on your mobile device, you can download this from the web. Next follow the steps below.
1.On your device select Start > ActiveSync.
2.In the ActiveSync panel select Menu > Add Server Source.
Enter name of the ActiveSync server:

For exchange 2003 users use: ActiveSync.MyOutlookOnline.com

For exchange 2007 users use: Exch1.Myoutlookonline.com

3.Check “This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection option.”
4.Press Next.
5.In the User Information panel fill the following fields:
• User name:
• Password: The mailbox password
• Domain: MAIL
6.Check “Enable Save password option.” Press Next.
7.In the Options panel choose the data you want to synchronize with the server.
8.Press Finish.
9.ActiveSync will perform an initial sync.



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How do I load an MS SQL 2005 Database Using MS SQL 2005 Server Management Studio?

 

MS SQL 2005 Server Management Studio is different than doing Imports and Exports with Enterprise Manager (MS SQL 2000). You need to learn how to script the database that you are copying from and then run that DB script on the empty database that you want to import to. Scripting databases is not an easy topic you can learn by reading 1 paragraph here. You need a DB administrator to script a database or buy some good books on the topic.

Just doing a simple Import or Export with MS SQL 2005 Server Management Studio can help you load data initially in your tables but you can lose the identity field increment options on a table if you don’t know what you are doing. However if you have a small database and don’t use identity field increment options or indexes you can do the following steps.

Open MS SQL 2005 Server Management Studio and click on the database you want as the source to copy from. Right click on that database and choose the Tasks menu then the Import Data menu option under that Tasks menu. This will open up the SOURCE dialog box. Leave the Data Source as “SQL NATIVE Client” and change the server name to the source server or source IP. Enter your SQL Server authentication and choose the correct database. Click the next button to open up the DESTINATION dialog box. Leave the Data Source as “SQL NATIVE Client” and change the server name to the destination server or source IP. Enter your SQL Server authentication and choose the correct database. DOUBLE CHECK YOU HAVE THE RIGHT DATABASE. Click the next button to open up the Table/Query Dialog box. Choose either selection however if you are not running a DB script then choose the top option and click Next. Choose the tables you want to import or select the ALL button at the bottom. Click Next to go to the Execution Dialog box. Here you can click Finish to execute the IMPORT or you can save it if you are going to do this import often. You will be notified when the IMPORT is complete.



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How to run several websites under one ip address in apache:

 

1. Install Apache using the following command: yum install httpd

2. Check to see if apache came up properly, browse to the ip address of the server.

3. To configure apache to run several websites on one ip you will need to create the directories first, upload the websites and then modify the httpd.conf .

4. You can create the directories for example under /home , so they would be /home/site1.com/www, /home/site2.com/www and so on and so forth.

5. Once the directories are in place you can now make the following entries at the bottom of the httpd.conf:

:80>
ServerName site1.com
DocumentRoot “/home/site1.com/www”

allow from all
Options +Indexes

:80>
ServerName site2.com
DocumentRoot “/home/site2.com/www”

allow from all
Options +Indexes

6. Also add the following virtual host entry:

# Use name-based virtual hosting.
#
NameVirtualHost :80



This tip is on loading MS MSQ 2000 old databases. We will post a later tip on later MS SQL databases. Here you go — free on us — compliments of http://www.sozohosting.com/ and also compliments of http://www.biznesstechnologies.com/ :

How do I load an MS SQL 2000 Database Using MS 2000 Enterprise Manager?

Open MS 2000 Enterprise Manager and click on the database you want as the source to copy from. Right click on that database and choose the All Tasks menu then the Import Data menu option under that All Tasks menu. This will open up an initial dialog box for you just to click next which will take you to the SOURCE Dialog box. In Source Dialog box leave the top Data Source drop down on “Microsoft OLE DE Provider for SQL Server”.

Change the server dropdown to the source server or source IP. Enter your SQL Server authentication and choose the correct database. Click the next button to open up the DESTINATION dialog box. Leave the Data Source as “Microsoft OLE DE Provider for SQL Server” and change the server dropdown to the destination server or source IP. Enter your SQL Server authentication and choose the correct database.

DOUBLE CHECK YOU HAVE THE RIGHT DATABASE. Click the next button to open up the Table/Copy Dialog box. Choose the bottom selection “Copy ojects and Data Between SQL Server Databases”and click Next. Click on the OPTIONS button and another dialog box will open. UNCHECK the top 3 checkboxes in the top Security Options section and click OK to close this second dialog box. On the remaining dialog box click Next.

To run it immediately chick on the Next button and then finally click on the Finish button to start the import. You will get a status bar of the completion of your import. Failures are typically due to permissions not being granted to you.



We will be posting many tips on managing your database as well as tips on managing your web hosting environment. This tip is on moving SSL certificates in IIS. Here you go — free on us — compliments of http://www.sozohosting.com/ and also compliments of http://www.biznesstechnologies.com/ :

How do I move my SSL certificate from Windows IIS 6 to IIS 7?

You must first export the certificate and private key from IIS 6 into a .pfx file. This file will contain everything you need to move the certificate over to an IIS 7 server.

To export the certificate and private key from IIS 6:

1 – Start > Run and type “MMC” and hit enter

2 – Click File, Add/Remove Snap-in

3 – Click Add

4 – Select “Certificates” and click Add

5 – A wizard will open. Select computer account and click next

6 – Select Local Computer and click finish

7 – Click close

8 – Click Okay

9 – Expand Certificates on the left hand side of the console window

10 – Locate the personal certificate folder, right click on it and select import under all tasks

11 – Locate the certificate you need to export in the personal folder. Right click on it and select export under all tasks.

12 – In the export wizard, select the option to export the private key

13 – Select the file format to be PKCS#12 and check off “Include all certificates in the certification path if possible”

14 – Provide a password for the file and complete the wizard

You can now take the exported .pfx file and move it to the IIS 7 server.

To install the certificate in IIS 7, please follow these instructions:

1 – Start > Run and type “MMC” and hit enter

2 – Click File, Add/Remove Snap-in

3 – Click Add

4 – Select “Certificates” and click Add

5 – A wizard will open. Select computer account and click next

6 – Select Local Computer and click finish

7 – Click close

8 – Click Okay

9 – Expand Certificates on the left hand side of the console window

10 – Locate the personal certificate folder, right click on it and select import under all tasks

11 – Point the wizard to the .pfx file and complete

12 – Open up IIS 7 and click on the site in the left hand connections menu

13 – Under actions, select bindings

14 – Click the Add button to add a new binding

15 – The type will be https, IP address ”All unassigned” and port set to 443

16 – From the SSL certificate drop down, select the cert your just imported through the MMC and click OK

17 – Stop and Start the server.



We will be posting many tips on managing your database as well as tips on managing your web hosting environment. This tip is on SQL Injection so you can learn how to protect your database from hackers. Here you go — free on us — compliments of http://www.sozohosting.com/ and also compliments of http://www.biznesstechnologies.com/ :

How do I stop SQL Injectons In My Application?

SQL injections are performed by hackers using your application code to run SQL statements that you did not plan on. SQL injections can occur if you have edit boxes that allow users to enter some text and then you use that text they entered tacking it on to the end of a standard SQL lookup statement and then run that concatenated SQL statement against your database.

To stop SQL injections, you should first know a lot about SQL commands and how to avoid writing code that lets users run a SQL statement other than what SQL you wanted to perform. You should add client side valiation to your code on all places where users can enter some text into a text box on your application screens. Do not allow the following characters in an input box:

percent sign, greater than sign, less than sign, semi-colon, single quote, double quote….

You also could limit text entered on your application screen’s edit boxes to only be a-z characters, and/or 0-9 digits as that is even more protection.

Click on these links below and read the information for further instructions (like always using stored procedures) on how to protect your websites against SQL injections.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms998271.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/tom/archive/2008/05/29/sql-injection-and-how-to-avoid-it.aspx



We will be posting many tips on managing your database as well as tips on managing your web hosting environment. This second tip is on Email clean up with your Server email and Microsoft  Outlook. Here you go — free on us — compliments of http://www.sozohosting.com/ and also compliments of http://www.biznesstechnologies.com/ :

 

Automatic Email Clean Up Options With Use of Microsoft Outlook

When you retrieve e-mail messages from a POP3 e-mail account the messages are deleted from the e-mail server by default after they are downloaded to your computer. For many people, this works great. Note: POP3 is a very common protocol that is used to retrieve e-mail messages from an Internet e-mail server.

However, if you need to check your e-mail from multiple computers you use, you must configure Microsoft Outlook to not delete the messages on your e-mail server. This scenario is most common for people who want to check their home Internet service provider (ISP)e-mail account from work and download the messages for permanent storage on their home computer.

When you leave messages on your Hosting e-mail server, you can choose from several options to delete your e-mail messages. To make your choice, you need to consider several factors about your e-mail usage, such as how long you want the e-mail messages to be accessible from multiple computers and the storage limits imposed by your e-mail server administrator. If you exceed your SoZo Hosting storage limit, you might be unable to receive new messages or might be charged additional fees. Typically, it is best to have one computer set to the default setting that doesn’t leave e-mail messages on the e-mail server. When you use the computer to retrieve your e-mail messages, they are downloaded and deleted from the e-mail server. If you choose not to do this, Outlook allows you to select a time duration for leaving e-mail messages on the server.
1.On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
2.Click View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
3.Select your ISP account, and then click Change.
4.Click More Settings.
5.Click the Advanced tab, and under Delivery, select the Leave a copy of messages on the server check box.

6.Select one of the following options:
•Remove from server after x days E-mail messages are downloaded to your computer but remain on the e-mail server for the number of days that you specify. This is the most common setting for people who want to read their messages at work but also download them for permanent storage on their home computer. We recommend that you choose the smallest number of days that suits your needs. The longer you leave messages on your e-mail server, the greater the risk of exceeding your mailbox size quota.
•Remove from server when deleted from ‘Deleted Items’ E-mail messages are downloaded to your computer but also remain on the e-mail server indefinitely until you delete the e-mail message in Outlook and empty the Deleted Items folder. Just deleting the message doesn’t remove the message from the e-mail server.

If you do not select either check box, messages are left on the server indefinitely. You can eventually exceed your mailbox quota, unless you connect to the e-mail server from another computer that has Outlook configured to remove messages from the e-mail server.
7.Click OK, and then click Finish.

 

 

 

 



We will be posting many tips on managing your database as well as tips on managing your web hosting environment. This first tip is on MS SQL Server databases. Here you go —  free on us — compliments of http://www.sozohosting.com/ and also compliments of http://www.biznesstechnologies.com/ :

Web Hosting And Database Tip 1

It is your responsibility to control your MS SQL database log size. If it gets too big for the Size you have allotted then you will get an error in your application. You can fix this different ways. You could run this in a query window but this is a 1 time event:

BACKUP LOG YourDatabase WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY
DBCC SHRINKFILE(YourDatabase_log, 2)

Replace the text “YourDatabase” with your database name and replace the number 2 with the MB size you want to shrink your log file down to. Use 2 as your minimum as that will reduce your database log file to 2 MB. After replacing the text with your database name and setting the MB size of the log file, execute both SQL lines above together.

You could add this SQL call below to call if more often dynamically adding

BACKUP LOG YourDatabase WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY
DBCC SHRINKFILE(YourDatabase_log, 2)

in your application code, replacing the “YourDatabase” text with your database name and setting the size of the log file, and executing this SQL dynamically. Best case is to add these 2 lines of SQL script above to a stored procedure and schedule the stored procedure to run nightly. Of course you want to back your database up before your run this script if you want to maintain a copy of your full sized log file.

Or you could add a stored proc and call it on a regular basis after you run your database backups. Here is an example of a stored proc for MS SQL 2008 databases to shrink the log file to 1 MB:

USE [YourDatabase]
GO
/****** Object: StoredProcedure [dbo].[SRINK_Log_File_To_1MB] Script Date: 12/15/2011 10:00:32 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[SRINK_Log_File_To_1MB] AS
BEGIN

— Truncate the log by changing the database recovery model to SIMPLE.
ALTER DATABASE YourDatabase

SET RECOVERY SIMPLE

— Shrink the truncated log file to 1 MB.
DBCC SHRINKFILE (2, 1); — here 2 is the file ID for trasaction log file,you can also mention the log file name (dbname_log)

— Reset the database recovery model.
ALTER DATABASE YourDatabase

SET RECOVERY FULL

END



Here is a firm that is offering no set up fees for Microsoft Mail Exchange Hosting until the end of this 2011 year:

Exchange email is an enterprise email solution that offers a better way to share email, calendar and contact information so you can get more done. Sync your mobile devices, anti-spam and more.

For more information about this promotion, click on this link: Microsoft Mail Exchange Hosting



Here is a firm that is offering 2 months free on Windows, Linux, and Coldfusion Web Hosting until the end of this 2011 year:

Sozo Hosting provides so many different types of web hosting solutions. Our shared hosting plans include, Coldfusion hosting, Windows web hosting, Linux web hosting and WordPress blog hosting. Our shared hosting environments are carefully managed and run on a fast gigabit network backbone. Our knowledgeable staff is available 24/7 to help with any of your questions whether they are related to php or Coldfusion.

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Here is a firm that provides excellent cloud hosting solutions:

Sozo Hosting provides enterprise Windows Cloud Hosting solutions. Each windows cloud server performs exactly like a stand-alone server with its own applications and users. The Windows Clould Server can be rebooted independently and has its own root access, users, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries, IP addresses and configuration files.

Some of the benefits of Windows Cloud Hosting are that you can very rapidly add additional memory, processing power, disk space and additional systems as needed to your cloud environment

For more information, click on this link:  http://www.sozohosting.com/the-cloud/windows-the-cloud.cfm



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An example of an excellent firm to perform Managed Hosting Services for you is SoZo Hosting. SoZo Hosting has provided IT management and IT outsourcing to dozens of companies locally and nationwide.

Click on this link for more info: http://www.sozohosting.com/dedicated/managedhosting.cfm


Dec 5

In order to set email alerts in Cacti you need to install the Cacti Plugin Architecture. This can be found at http://docs.cacti.net/manual:087:1_installation.9_pia#installing_plugins, this is a good document for instructions on how to install and add plugins. Once this is installed be sure to go under the Utilities section of Cacti and select User Management. Once in User Management you will need to select the users you would like to have the ability to set Thresholds. You would do this by selecting the user, go to the realm permissions tab, then put a check on the Thresholds you would like to allow the user to have access to. Next hit save and you are done.

Also I found a little gotcha on the installation that had me stuck for a few hours. When you are on the final stages of the installation of the plugin architecture make sure you have the settings plugin installed. This plugin should be set in the config.php as ($plugins[] = ’settings’; ) . Also you do not need to add other plugins to the config.php , just load them in the /cacti/plugins directory . Then once they are there go to the configuration section , plugin management and the plugin will appear.

Hope this helps!

 

 



What is the Cloud? The cloud or cloud computing refers to the use and access of multiple server-based computational resources via a Internet connection using or the World Wide Web. Cloud users may access their server resources using a computer, netbook, tablet computer, smart phone, or other device. In cloud computing, applications are provided and managed by the cloud server and data is also stored remotely in the cloud configuration. Users do not download and install applications on their own device or computer; all processing and storage is maintained by the cloud server.

Load applications on your cloud server and then run them on all web brower platforms including your Iphone and Ipad. Sharing an applicatoin by running it in the clould means you even can print reports locally from that cloud application. Take time to rethink of applications that you can share across your company by putting them in the cloud saving huge amounts of time.

For more information click on this link: http://www.sozohosting.com/the-cloud/



SAS-70 and PCI Compliance are terms used for complete system and power redundancies in a Hosting Data Center.  They are required by more and more firms for their E-Commerce systems and finanical or web applications that run on a web hosting environment.  If you need help on finding SAS-70 and PCI Compliant Data Centers in Atlanta or need colocation space in Atlanta, keep reading.

Here is a firm that can offer colocation for servers, full cabinets and your own full cage space. With their many Data Center Partnerships they offer Atlanta Colocation and National Colocation services. They have experience with providing colocation and infrastructure maintenance for financial, high-tech and retail companies.

Whether you need colocation space for disaster recovery or your production infrastructure, They can can help you find the space that is best for you. They have access to many Tier-3 Data Centers accross the country that carry SAS-70 certification and PCI compliance. Let them help you find the best space for your money today.

If you need assistance with managing your infrastructure they have many engineers ready to assist you with anything from networking, security, monitoring, and system administration. Let them assist you today. For more information on how to get started you can contact them at info@sozohosting.com or give them a call direct at 1-800-640-4892.



Dedicated Server Specials

These specials apply to Windows dedicated server and Linux dedicated server . All servers will be dual core pentium, intel2Duo or AMD Dual Core processors. You will be able to choose from Linux Centos, Windows 2003 32/64bit or Windows 2008 32/64bit operating systems. These promotions are available while supplies last.

Click on this link for more info:  http://www.sozohosting.com/hosting/sozo-hosting-promotions.cfm



Some people are paying $30 or more per year for a .com, .org or a .net domain registration or renewal.  Link below shows excellent price on domains without the need to buy anything else like a hosting package.

Click on this link: http://www.sozodomains.com/ for domain registrations starting at $12.95per domain year for the most common domain extensions (click on this link http://www.sozodomains.com/pricingfull.php for pricing of all domain extensions they sell). You can sign up for an account on this SoZo Web domain system on this link: https://www.sozodomains.com/createacct.php

This SoZo Domain system notifies you via email, 60 days, 30 days and 7 days before your domain expiries. You can easily renew the domain on a major credit card on your account or let it expire if you dont need it anymore. You can also do domain transfers into your SoZo Domains account or domain transfers out of your account to other domain registrars.



Here are some of the benefits for Microsoft Hosted Exchange:

1) Get More Done – Hosted Exchange gives small businesses a better way to share email, calendar and contact information so they can get more done. For example, if you want to plan a meeting with a co-worker, you can view your co-worker’s appointments, find a time he has free and send him a meeting request. This is a collaborative enterprise tool that proves to make communication more efficient.

2) Peace of Mind – Small businesses enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having an expert manage their email system and quickly respond to security threats such as spam and viruses.

3) Access Anywhere – Hosted Exchange allows you to easily access important email, calendar and contact information via mobile devices or from any PC with an Internet connection.

If you are looking for hosted exchange, here is an excellent provider below:

SoZo Hosting offers their clients an enterprise-class solution for email, Microsoft Exchange. This is a more robust email solution than standard email that comes with a hosting account. This solution is very reliable with email delivery and offers the business-end users many tools to make contacting and planning much more efficient. Click on this Hosted Exchange link for more info.



The following firm is having a fall sale on new Windows or Linux shared hosting accounts. This sale gives you the first 2 months free. For more information click on these links:

Windows Hosting Sale

Linux Hosting Sale



The following firm has a fall sale on Windows or Linux Dedicated Servers starting at $139/month. This price exists only while supplies last. For more information click on these links:

Windows Dedciated Server Sale

Linux Dedciated Server Sale


Nov 11

These are the things to look for in Network Security.

Firewall Systems – Ask for a network that has firewall systems which only allow access to specific ports as needed. All other ports are closed so the outside internet does not have access to the network.

Intrusion Prevention Systems – Ask for intrusion prevention systems which are used to scan incoming and outgoing network packets for signatures that may resemble a hack attempt. The intrusion prevention systems filter out all hack signatures that are recognized before they reach the network. This is another level of security some firms offer to prevent systems from being compromised.

Spam Prevention – Ask for a network that is protected in real-time from spam email.

Physical Security – Ask for a data center is equipped for security with a gated card reader for entry to the premises followed by card readers into the facility and locked cages.

Many hosting firms do not offer this network security mentioned above.  For a firm that does, click on this link for more information:  http://www.sozohosting.com/about/



New Domains Only $12.95/domain year(no other purchase needed) as you are not forced to buy more than 1 year for your domain timespan. Price is not bundled with hosting so you clearly have a separate costing structure between hosting and domains which you need for parked domains.  (A Parked domain is a domain that does not have a hosting plan attached to it.)

Some people are paying $40 or more per year for a .com domain registration or renewal. That price is way too high. Click on this link: http://www.sozodomains.com/ for domain registrations starting at $12.95 per domain year for the most common domain extensions (click on this link http://www.sozodomains.com/pricingfull.php for pricing of all domain extensions they sell).  These are prices do not require you to

You can sign up for an account on this SoZo Web domain system on this link: https://www.sozodomains.com/createacct.php which gives you a free web account to control all your domains, update contact info, buy new domains, transfer domains, renew domains and other web domain functions.

This SoZo Domain system alerts you via email, 60 days, 30 days and 7 days before your domain expiries. You can easily renew your domains on your free private web account on a major credit card on your account or let it expire if you dont need it anymore. You can also do domain transfers into your SoZo Domains account or domain transfers out of your account to other domain registrars.



Managed Hosting Services is letting a hosting firm help you manage your business.

Forget about spending countless hours purchasing, deploying and managing your hardware, network and data center yourself. Managed Hosting Services will take care of those details for you at competitive rates. Managed Hosting Services provides you with the datacenter, redundant power, internet access, firewall security, servers, software licensing, backups and IT Staff. Instead of making a large financial investment in your own server hardware, software, network and security systems you can outsource your IT needs using Managed Hosting Services.

An example of an excellent firm to perform Managed Hosting Services for you is SoZo Hosting. SoZo Hosting has provided IT management and IT outsourcing to dozens of companies locally and nationwide.

Click on this link for more info: http://www.sozohosting.com/dedicated/managedhosting.cfm



Google GMail, Yahoo Mail, HotMail, etc might be good for your personal email ids but they are not professional in the business world. You want to have email ids that have your web site domain in them. For example if your web site is www.SomeWebSiteName.com then you would want your employees (say John Doe and Sally Doe) to have email ids such as john.doe@somewebsitename.com and sally.doe@somewebsitename.com respectively.

You would want to set up some general web site email ids for your web site to automatically forward to your emal id. For example, you should add these new emails ids: sales@somewebsitename.com, support@somewebsitename.com, and info@somewebsitename.com and have these email ids added to your web site pages and automatically forward these emails to either or both john.doe@somewebsitename.com and sally.doe@somewebsitename.com. Forwarding means 1 person in your company could receive all these emails sent to sales@somewebsitename.com, support@somewebsitename.com, and info@somewebsitename.com if you are a very small business. Eventually as you grow and get a sales department, a support department and a call desk, you can hand those email ids off to those departments.

For more info click on this link: http://www.biznessstartup.com/



It is your responsibility to control your MS SQL database log size. If it gets too big for the Size you have allotted then you will get an error in your application. You can fix this one of different ways. One way is Changing Your Database Data/Log Ratio in your hosting control panel section if you have that function from your hosting provider. The second is to execute the following SQL commands(after you back up your database) together from MS Query Analyzer or MS SQL 2005 Server Management Studio which is logged on to your database:

BACKUP LOG YourDatabase WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY
DBCC SHRINKFILE(YourDatabase_log, 2)

Replace the text “YourDatabase” with your database name and replace the number 2 with the MB size you want to shrink your log file down to. Use 2 as your minimum as that will reduce your database log file to 2 MB. After replacing the text with your database name and setting the MB size of the log file, execute both SQL lines above together.

The third way to solve this issue is to place this SQL :

BACKUP LOG YourDatabase WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY
DBCC SHRINKFILE(YourDatabase_log, 2)

in your application code, replacing the “YourDatabase” text with your database name and setting the size of the log file, and executing this SQL dynamically. Best case is to add these 2 lines of SQL script above to a stored procedure and schedule the stored procedure to run nightly. Of course you want to back your database up before your run this script if you want to maintain a copy of your full sized log file.

Things changed for SQL Server 2008. He is a way to handle it for SQL Server 2008 databases:

CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[SRINK_Log_File_To_1MB] AS
BEGIN

— Truncate the log by changing the database recovery model to SIMPLE.
ALTER DATABASE YourDatabase

SET RECOVERY SIMPLE

— Shrink the truncated log file to 1 MB.
DBCC SHRINKFILE (2, 1); — here 2 is the file ID for trasaction log file,you can also mention the log file name (dbname_log)

— Reset the database recovery model.
ALTER DATABASE YourDatabase

SET RECOVERY FULL

END

For more info visit this link: http://www.sozohosting.com/knowledge/DatabaseQuestions.cfm


Oct 18

It is very important to keep your web server or database server free of malware and clutter. Make sure your c drive has at least 5 gig of available space on it. Some firms that have had server problems due to the fact that they only had 1 gig of space remaining on their C: drive. The next thing that can happen is the system starts swapping memory and begins to run very slowly. Eventually the system will crash with not enough spare disk space allocated. This could also lead to system file corruption or memory parameter errors.

Also it is a very good idea to move the swap file to a drive that is not the system drive, for example the e: drive or d: drive. Overall just keep your system clean, run a good antivirus program and only run programs and services that are absolutely needed on your windows server.

If you have a database server on the dedicated server and are doing regular database backups, firstly, make sure the backups are to a different drive than the originals are on, and secondly, make sure you clean up old backups files or you will eventully run out of disk space if you have some fair sized databases.

Click on this link for more info on windows dedicated servers .



Some people are paying $30 or more per year for a .com domain registration or renewal. That price is way too high. Click on this link: http://www.sozodomains.com/ for domain registrations starting at $12.95 per domain year for the most common domain extensions (click on this link http://www.sozodomains.com/pricingfull.php for pricing of all domain extensions they sell). You can sign up for an account on this SoZo Web domain system on this link: https://www.sozodomains.com/createacct.php which gives you a free web account to control all your domains, update contact info, buy new domains, transfer domains, renew domains and other web domain functions.

This SoZo Domain system notifies you via email, 60 days, 30 days and 7 days before your domain expiries. You can easily renew your domains on your free private web account on a major credit card on your account or let it expire if you dont need it anymore. You can also do domain transfers into your SoZo Domains account or domain transfers out of your account to other domain registrars.


Oct 13

Benefits of the Cloud:

Scalability: IT departments that anticipate an increase in user load do not need to scramble to secure additional hardware and software with cloud computing. Instead, an organization can add and subtract capacity as its network load dictates.

Efficiency: Streamline the execution of IT management processes such as provisioning, system capacity management, system availability management, continuity management and service level management.

Implementation: Without the need to purchase hardware, software licenses or implementation services, a company can get its cloud-computing infrastructure up and running in record time — and for a fraction of the cost of an on-premise solution.

Business Needs: The ability to Rapidly provision additional capacity to meet changing business needs.

For more information click on this link:  http://www.sozohosting.com/the-cloud/


Oct 12

What is the Cloud? The cloud or cloud computing refers to the use and access of multiple server-based computational resources via a Internet connection using or the World Wide Web. Cloud users may access their server resources using a computer, netbook, tablet computer, smart phone, or other device. In cloud computing, applications are provided and managed by the cloud server and data is also stored remotely in the cloud configuration. Users do not download and install applications on their own device or computer; all processing and storage is maintained by the cloud server.

For more information click on this link:  http://www.sozohosting.com/the-cloud/



Here are some of the benefits for Microsoft Hosted Exchange:

1) Get More Done – Hosted Exchange gives small businesses a better way to share email, calendar and contact information so they can get more done. For example, if you want to plan a meeting with a co-worker, you can view your co-worker’s appointments, find a time he has free and send him a meeting request. This is a collaborative enterprise tool that proves to make communication more efficient.

2) Peace of Mind – Small businesses enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having an expert manage their email system and quickly respond to security threats such as spam and viruses.

3) Access Anywhere – Hosted Exchange allows you to easily access important email, calendar and contact information via mobile devices or from any PC with an Internet connection.

If you are looking for hosted exchange, here is an excellent provider below:

SoZo Hosting offers their clients an enterprise-class solution for email, Microsoft Exchange. This is a more robust email solution than standard email that comes with a hosting account. This solution is very reliable with email delivery and offers the business-end users many tools to make contacting and planning much more efficient. Click on this Hosted Exchange link for more info.



Some people are paying $30 or more per year for a .com domain registration or renewal. That price is way too high. Click on this link:  http://www.sozodomains.com/ for domain registrations starting at $12.95 per domain year for the most common domain extensions  (click on this link http://www.sozodomains.com/pricingfull.php for pricing of all domain extensions they sell). You can sign up for an account on this SoZo Web domain system on this link: https://www.sozodomains.com/createacct.php

This SoZo Domain system notifies you via email, 60 days, 30 days and 7 days before your domain expiries. You can easily renew the domain on a major credit card on your account or let it expire if you dont need it anymore.  You can also do domain transfers into your SoZo Domains account or domain transfers out of your account to other domain registrars.



Here is a firm that can offer colocation for servers, full cabinets and your own full cage space. With their many Data Center Partnerships they offer Atlanta Colocation and National Colocation services. They have experience with providing colocation and infrastructure maintenance for financial, high-tech and retail companies.

Whether you need colocation space for disaster recovery or your production infrastructure, They can can help you find the space that is best for you.  They have access to many Tier-3 Data Centers accross the country that carry SAS-70 certification and PCI compliance. Let them help you find the best space for your money today.

If you need assistance with managing your infrastructure they have many engineers ready to assist you with anything from networking, security, monitoring, and system administration. Let them  assist you today. For more information on how to get started you can contact them at info@sozohosting.com or give them a call direct at 1-800-640-4892.



The following firm is extending its end of summer sale on Windows or Linux Dedicated Servers starting at $139/month. This price exists only while supplies last. For more information click on these links:

Windows Dedciated Server Sale

Linux Dedciated Server Sale



The following firm is having an extension on their end of summer sale on new Windows or Linux shared hosting accounts. This sale gives you the first 2 months free. For more information click on these links:

Windows Hosting Sale

Linux Hosting Sale



Here are 4 aspects of Network Security For Your Web Site that not all hosting companies provide:

Firewall Systems – firewall systems to only allow access to specific ports as needed. All other ports are closed so the outside internet does not have access to the network.

Intrusion Prevention Systems – intrusion prevention systems scan incoming and outgoing network packets for signatures that may resemble a hack attempt. The intrusion prevention systems filter out all hack signatures that are recognized before they reach our network. This is another level of security fewer hosting firms provide.

Spam Prevention – real-time from spam email. The system is always being fine-tuned to intercept spam before it reaches servers or clients’ mailboxes.

Physical Security –  data center is equipped for security with a gated card reader for entry to the premises followed by card readers into the facility and locked cages.

Not all hosting firms have the above network security in place. If you need dedicated hosting with this type of security, click on this link: http://www.sozohosting.com/dedicated/ If you need simple hosting with this type of security, click on this link: http://www.sozohosting.com/hosting/

If you need to promote your web site or need web advertising services to give you more seo links to your site, here are 2 options below to advertise your web site on over 20 business directories and over 10 blog sites:

1) Promote your site on as many FREE web services as possible. Here is an excellent one: Click on this Free White Page Listing link to list your web site for FREE on 20+ business directories and over 30 blog sites.

2) Click on this Full Page Ad link to get your web site, business name and web full page ad on 20+ business directories. Full Page Ad can be edited as often as possible. It includes logos / products images with links to 3 different places on your web site to sign up for the promotions you are offereing. You can edit your web full page as often as possible. This is a non pay per click program at a flat rate of only $19.95/month after the free trial period.



The following firm is having an end of summer sale on new Windows or Linux shared hosting accounts. This sale gives you the first 2 months free. For more information click on these links:

Windows Hosting Sale

Linux Hosting Sale



The following firm is having an end of summer sale on Windows or Linux Dedicated Servers starting at $139/month. This price exists only while supplies last. For more information click on these links:

Windows Dedciated Server Sale

Linux Dedciated Server Sale



Here are some of the benefits for Microsoft Hosted Exchange:

1) Get More Done – Hosted Exchange gives small businesses a better way to share email, calendar and contact information so they can get more done. For example, if you want to plan a meeting with a co-worker, you can view your co-worker’s appointments, find a time he has free and send him a meeting request. This is a collaborative enterprise tool that proves to make communication more efficient.

2) Peace of Mind – Small businesses enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having an expert manage their email system and quickly respond to security threats such as spam and viruses.

3) Access Anywhere – Hosted Exchange allows you to easily access important email, calendar and contact information via mobile devices or from any PC with an Internet connection.

If you are looking for hosted exchange, here is an excellent provider below:

SoZo Hosting offers their clients an enterprise-class solution for email, Microsoft Exchange. This is a more robust email solution than standard email that comes with a hosting account. This solution is very reliable with email delivery and offers the business-end users many tools to make contacting and planning much more efficient. Click on this Hosted Exchange link for more info.


Aug 15

If you need web host colocation in the Atlanta Area, here is an excellent choice from SoZo Hosting Inc.:

They offer colocation for servers, full cabinets and your own full cage space. With their many Data Center Partnerships they offer Atlanta Colocation and National Colocation services. SoZo Hosting has experience with providing colocation and infrastructure maintenance for financial, high-tech and retail companies.

Whether you need colocation space for disaster recovery or your production infrastructure, SoZo Hosting can help you find the space that is best for you. They have access to many Tier-3 Data Centers accross the country that carry SAS-70 certification and PCI compliance. They can help you find the best space for your money today.

If you need assistance with managing your infrastructure we have many engineers ready to assist you with anything from networking, security, monitoring, and system administration click on this Atlanta Colocation/ link



Look for Network Bandwidth – 2 mbit of bandwidth per server will be provided with the ability to spike to 100 mbit, Power redundancy – facility  equipped with redundant power generation in case of power spikes or power outages, Climate Control – The server kept in a datacenter which provides optimum temperature and humidity control which maintains the network infrastructures best performance,
Facility Security – Your ColdFusion Dedicated Server in a secure data center and only authorized persons are permitted (ColdFusion Dedicated Servers are in a secure cage within the data center that is locked and opened to authorize persons only.), Firewall Security – Your ColdFusion Dedicated Server in a secure network infrastructure that uses Enterprise firewalls, Email and DNS – With a ColdFusion Dedicated Server get  your own email and dns control panel. (Ad domains, sub domains and email accounts here as needed), IP Addresses, 24 / 7 Support – this to include support for the server operating system, network changes and any hardware maintenance required on the server, Web Server configuration, Intrusion Prevention Security Appliance, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee , and free promotions like the first 30 days free and a Free Internet Advertising account to increase traffic to your site.

Who offers all these service items in a ColdFusion Dedicated Server Hosting Plan at good rates?  Here is a good choice below that offers all of the above service items:

Sozo Hosting specializes in ColdFusion Dedicated Server hosting so we are the best in the industry and can configure your dedicated server.  We have Redundant Fast Bandwidth, redundant switches, redundant Enterprise firewalls, 24/7 Knowledgeable Technical Support and more.  You also get your First Month Free plus free Web Advertising (Your Full Page Ads on over 20+ Business Directories)  Our engineers have been in the industry for the last 20 years. Click on this link for more info!

 



You should look for Network Bandwidth – 2 mbit of bandwidth per server will be provided with the ability to spike to 100 mbit. Network redundancy , Power redundancy – a facility equipped with redundant power generation in case of power spikes or power outages, Climate Control – Your Linux Dedicated Server should be kept in a datacenter which provides optimum temperature and humidity control which maintains the network infrastructures best performance, Facility Security – Your Linux Dedicated Server should be in a secure data center and only authorized persons are permitted (Linux Dedicated Servers in a secure cage within the data center that is locked and opened to authorize persons only), Firewall Security – Your Linux Dedicated Server should be in a secure network infrastructure that uses Enterprise firewalls. Email and DNS – With a Linux Dedicated Server you should also be provided with your own email and dns control panel. You should be able to add domains, sub domains and email accounts here as needed, IP Address , 24 / 7 Support , Web Server configuration – basic support related to initially configuring websites to get them up and running, Intrusion Prevention Security Appliance, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee , and free promotions like the first 30 days free and a Free Internet Advertising account to increase traffic to your site.

Who offers all these service items in a Linux Dedicated Server Hosting Plan at good rates? Here is a good choice below that offers all of the above service items:

Sozo Hosting specializes in Linux Dedicated Server hosting so we are the best in the industry and can configure your dedicated server with Centos linux or Redhat. You can add Ruby On Rails as an option. We have Redundant Fast Bandwidth, redundant switches, redundant Enterprise firewalls, 24/7 Knowledgeable Technical Support and more. You also get your First Month Free plus free Web Advertising (Your Full Page Ads on over 20+ Business Directories) Our engineers have been in the industry for the last 20 years. Click on this link for more info!



You should look for redundant Fast Bandwidth, redundant switches, redundant Enterprise firewalls, 24/7 Knowledgeable Technical Support , multiple sources of bandwidth and power redundancy, 100% uptime , Network Bandwidth – 2 mbit of bandwidth per server will be provided with the ability to spike to 100 mbit, Climate Control (The server kept in a datacenter which provides optimum temperature and humidity control which maintains the network infrastructures best performance), Facility Security -Your Windows Dedicated Server will be in a secure data center and only authorized persons are permitted ( Windows Dedicated Servers in a secure cage within the data center that is locked and opened to authorize persons only), Firewall Security – Windows Dedicated Server in a secure network infrastructure that uses Enterprise firewalls ( This allows elimination of  the threat of DOS attacks or data compromise. Email and DNS (With a Windows Dedicated Server you shoud get your own email and dns control panel. You can add domains, sub domains and email accounts here as needed. ), IP Addresses, Web Server configuration , Intrusion Prevention Security Appliance , Access to central Microsoft SQL Server Database, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee , and free promotions like the first 30 days free and a Free Internet Advertising account to increase traffic to your site.

Who offers all these service items in a Windows Dedicated Server Hosting Plan at good rates?  Here is a good choice below that offers all of the above service items:

Sozo Hosting offers windows server 2008 (32/64 bit) and windows server 2003 (32/64 bit).   Windows Dedicated Server – First Month Free plus free Web Advertising (Your Full Page Ads on over 20+ Business Directories)  Our engineers have been in the industry for the last 20 years. Click on this link for more info!

 


Cloud Hosting: Is It Secure?

posted by sozoadmin
Aug 11

Cloud Hosting

Many people are hearing the term Cloud Hosting or the Cloud or Windows the Cloud, Linux the Cloud. You might ask, Is Cloud Hosting Secure?

When setting up your cloud environment it is recommended that you have your cloud servers on their own vlan or network. This will allow for physical seperation of resources and network traffic so that your systems are the only systems on this network. Also be sure that you are accessing your systems and applications over a secure encrypted connection (VPN), this will ensure sure that you are the only one seeing your data. Lastly, make sure you have a backup strategy in place to ensure your systems and data are being backed up and could easily be restored in case of corruption or data loss.

You should ask your company of choice for a demo of cloud hosting and even a trial system to test out the cloud. Sozo Hosting can answer any questions you have and provide you with a demo. Don’t hesitate to give us a call. 800-640-4892 or info@sozohosting.com . Sozo Hosting offers Windows the Cloud, Linux the Cloud and SaaS.


Aug 10

Cloud Hosting

Many people are hearing the term Cloud Hosting or the Cloud or Windows the Cloud, Linux the Cloud. You might ask:  Can cost savings can be acheived?

Cloud hosting offers cost savings to companies. With cloud hosting you will cut down on costs for electrical power, server hardware, security devices, network equipment, software licensing and IT support. Your cloud system will take care of all these costs and allow you to bundle the cost into a very cost effective pricing package. After adding up everything you will receive with your cloud hosting system you will find that you are saving close or more than 50% in your costs.

You should ask your company of choice for a demo of cloud hosting and even a trial system to test out the cloud. Sozo Hosting can answer any questions you have and provide you with a demo. Don’t hesitate to give us a call. 800-640-4892 or info@sozohosting.com . Sozo Hosting offers Windows the Cloud, Linux the Cloud and SaaS.


Aug 9

Cloud Hosting

Many people are hearing the term Cloud Hosting or the Cloud or Windows the Cloud, Linux the Cloud. You might ask “Is Cloud Hosting used for application hosting?

Yes, Cloud hosting is used for application hosting! This is known as SaaS or software as a service. This means you can access any of your applications from a web browser as long as you have an internet connection. So for instance. If you are in your office, in a coffee shop, in a hotel or at a client site and you need to access your specialized office application or legal application you can login from any computer or from your laptop, access your app, do your work, save it up to your cloud server and go on your way. This will allow employees a lot of flexibility as to when and where they could work. Some of these applications are also accessible from mobile devices.

You should ask your company of choice for a demo of cloud hosting and even a trial system to test out the cloud. Sozo Hosting can answer any questions you have and provide you with a demo. Don’t hesitate to give us a call. 800-640-4892 or info@sozohosting.com . Sozo Hosting offers Windows the Cloud, Linux the Cloud and SaaS.